- Are You Ready for This?: Home & Garden Books 2018
The stereotypical image of a survivalist—a grizzled type who stockpiles canned goods and weapons in a home-built bomb shelter in advance of the apocalypse—has gone the way of the classroom duck-and-cover drill.
- Aging Appropriate: Health and Wellness Books 2019–2020
Despite an ongoing focus on the coveted millennial readership, health publishers haven’t lost sight of the fact that 34% of Americans are over age 50; over the next two decades, more than 27.7 million people in the U.S. will join their ranks.
- Farewell to the Bromance: PW Talks with Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas
In Losers (Penguin Books, Aug.), journalists Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas assemble 22 essays, most of them previously unpublished, by athletes, novelists, and sportswriters, all presenting the typically unconsidered perspective of the competitors who did not win.
- Tough Love: PW Talks with Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson
Jessica Luther cohosts the feminist sports podcast Burn It All Down and has written extensively about the intersection of sports and violence, including in her 2016 book, Unsportsmanlike Conduct.
- Gold Watch: Sports Books 2020
The Tokyo Olympics are postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19.
- Near and Far: Hobby & Craft Books 2020
With vacations canceled and socializing curtailed in much of the country, Instagram feeds that once teemed with envy-inspiring travel pics and celebratory group photos now offer glimpses of lives spent closer to home.
- Of a Feather: Hobby & Craft Books 2020
In May, bird-watching unexpectedly made headlines after a white woman called police on Christian Cooper, a Black birder in New York City’s Central Park; in response, enthusiasts launched the first #BlackBirdersWeek, which garnered much attention on Twitter and demonstrated the pastime’s widespread appeal.
- Widen Your Horizons: Hobby & Craft Books 2020
During what NPD BookScan considers the Covid-19 period of sales reporting, March 1–May 2, the hobbies and crafts category saw increased interest, with print unit sales up almost 16% compared with the same period in 2019.
- Girl Power Tools: PW Talks with Emily Pilloton
In 2013, Emily Pilloton founded the Berkeley, Calif., nonprofit Girls Garage, which teaches construction fundamentals to girls ages nine to 18.
- BookExpo 2017: Nicole Krauss Tackles a New Form
“When I write,” says Nicole Krauss, “I’m simply trying to make something I hope at some point will be whole enough to meet readers.”
- Books for the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
July 20 will mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first space mission to put people on the moon.
- WOMEN WHO EAT: A New Generation on the Glory of Food
Likewise, Lela Nargi's account of firing her therapist because she disapproved of the woman's insistence on seeing food as a problem is perfectly on point.
- ALA Annual 2019 in Photos
The librarians also won a limited-edition autographed copy of Karl’s New Beak, signed by Karl himself as well as author Lela Nargi.
- Can Do: Canning and Preserving Books on the Rise
Amendt (HP Trade, 2001).Along with Eugenia Bone’s Well-Preserved, here’s a list of other preserving and canning books booksellers can look forward to:The Beginner’s Guide to Preserving: Easy Instructions for Freezing, Drying, and Storing Food at Home (Storey, June)The Joy of Pickling, Revise
- The On-Sale Calendar: March 2019 Children's Books
March 1, 2019America’s National Parks (Lonely Planet Kids, $22.99; ISBN 978-1-78868-115-5).Karl’s New Beak: 3-D Printing Builds a Bird a Better Life by Lela Nargi, illus. by Harriet Popham (Capstone, $17.95; ISBN 978-1-68446-026-7).Madeline Finn and